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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brushed p. pr. & vb. n. Brushing.]
 1. To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush. “A' brushes his hat o' mornings.”
 2. To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.
 Some spread their sailes, some with strong oars sweep
 The waters smooth, and brush the buxom wave.   --Fairfax.
    Brushed with the kiss of rustling wings.   --Milton.
 3. To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; -- commonly with off.
 As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed
 With raven's feather from unwholesome fen.   --Shak.
    And from the boughts brush off the evil dew.   --Milton.
 To brush aside, to remove from one's way, as with a brush.
 To brush away, to remove, as with a brush or brushing motion.
 To brush up, to paint, or make clean or bright with a brush; to cleanse or improve; to renew.
    You have commissioned me to paint your shop, and I have done my best to brush you up like your neighbors.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brush·ing, a.
 1. Constructed or used to brush with; as a brushing machine.
 2. Brisk; light; as, a brushing gallop.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 brushing
      n 1: the act of brushing your teeth; "the dentist recommended two
           brushes a day" [syn: brush]
      2: the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick
         brush" [syn: brush]